Judge Sentences Pittsburgh Felon to Federal Prison for Possessing Firearm and Ammunition

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been sentenced in federal court to 65 months’ imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release on his conviction of violation federal firearms laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced Tuesday.

Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Andrew Jones, 40.

Jones had previously been convicted by a federal jury of the crime of possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon. In addition, information was presented to the court that the firearm had been reported stolen prior to the time that Mr. Jones possessed it. Federal law prohibits a person convicted of a crime punishable by in excess of one year imprisonment from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

Assistant United States Attorneys Rachael Dizard and Katherine A. King prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney Song commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Jones